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Care routine for dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin lacks moisture. It is a temporary skin problem that can affect all four skin types. Even oily skin can be dehydrated. Dehydrated skin feels uncomfortably dry, the skin feels tight and sometimes itches, especially after showering. The lack of moisture in the top layers of skin is often homemade and can be completely remedied with the right products.

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Recognize dehydrated skin

The typical signs of dehydrated skin include tightness, rough or even flaky areas, itching, fine wrinkles due to dryness and a lack of elasticity. Other unique characters can be:

  • Your skin is oily but feels dry at the same time.
  • You care for yourself with rich products and still nothing improves.

Good to know: There is a big difference between dehydrated and dry skin. Even if both feel the same, they still require very different care. Dry skin needs oil, dehydrated skin needs water.

This is how dehydrated skin differs from dry skin

Dehydrated skin is not easy to recognize and is often confused with dry skin because there is little difference in how the skin feels. Both feel “dry”. It's worth taking a closer look here, because there are important differences in skin care. Dehydrated skin lacks water , dry skin primarily lacks fat and only secondarily water.

Another difference: dehydrated skin is a temporary problem that can be remedied with the right care products. Dry skin is innate and accompanies you throughout your life.

Causes of dehydrated skin

Our skin is like a sponge. It stores water in its deep layers and ideally makes your skin look beautifully smooth, elastic and supple. The water moves from the depths to the outer layers of the skin to nourish them and maintain skin functions. The outermost layer of skin (horny layer) acts like a barrier and retains water in the skin so that too much of it does not evaporate to the outside. If the barrier is compromised, the water evaporates too quickly . A lack of moisture occurs in the outermost layer of the skin.

☝️ Do you want to know exactly? With the article How does my skin store moisture? you go deeper into the topic.

Young skin usually has a good supply of its own moisture. The older we get, the more our ability to retain water in our skin decreases. Older skin is therefore somewhat less hydrated per se. But harsh cleaning products, stress, alcohol and smoking, long bathing or winter air can also lead to a temporary loss of moisture , even in young skin.

We learned above that every skin type can be affected by a lack of moisture. We will now take a closer look at the three most common combinations of dehydrated skin.

Conclusion for dehydrated skin: fat, moisture or both?

To finally get your dry skin soft and supple, fat alone is not enough. Get to the root cause and give her what she really needs. What signs do you see in yourself and what do they indicate? Let's summarize again briefly.

  • Has your skin always been dry? Then stick to an oil-based care product, which you round off with a moisturizer.
  • If you've had dry skin for a while, get rid of products and habits that disrupt the barrier and give it plenty of moisture.
  • If your skin is dehydrated and oily at the same time, then it lacks moisture.
  • Pamper mature skin with the full program of fat and moisture.

A good supply of moisture is useful for all skin types and becomes increasingly important as we age. Your skin’s needs change over time. That's why listen to your feelings and keep adjusting your care routine.